Uh Oh I had Fast Food

Wendy’s Small ChiliSo yesterday me and the kids had dentist appointments and I had to take them out of school early. After we got our teeth cleaned the kids were hungry for a snack since they eat lunch at school really early. I also realized I had hardly anything to eat either – it is hard to remember to eat these days (not complaining though). So I stopped at a Fast Food joint.

Usually I pack snacks in the car when I have to take them out of school early and know we will not be home for awhile, but this day I did not – oopsie. I do however never leave home with out my water and I did have that on hand, just sayin’.

So where do I stop to get a bite – prior to surgery it was a no brainer – I could go anywhere, but now I really had to think about it. I really wanted to stop at Starbucks like I always did when I went in this area, but I wondered if they made a Sugar Free Mocha Frappachino. I did not want to go and see, be tempted and end up with a “Dumping” episode if I caved. What I really needed was protein anyways.

So the light bulb went off and I remembered everyone on the Gastric Bypass Forums talking about Wendy’s Chili. So guess where we went – Wendy’s !! I had never had the Chili before because I would always opt for the burgers and fries, but this time that was not an option.

So I ordered the small Chili. I have to say it was delicious, the only thing I would say is that I wish it was a bit thicker. I only ate 1/2 and saved the other 1/2 for my lunch today. Today I added a drop of sour cream which made it even more yummy.

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Here are the Nutritional Facts for Wendy’s Small Chili:

  • Calories – 210
  • Total Fat -6 grams
  • Carbs -21 grams
  • Sodium -220
  • Protein – 17 grams

Not a bad choice at all huh? I guess we all know there will be times when we have to go to a Fast Food Restaurant especially if you have kids. This was the first time I have had to do it since surgery and actually get something for me. We all know fast food is EVIL and I have avoided it for a long time and have kept my kids away as well, but if you have to do it you just have to make smart choices.